Pierre Chapo Set of Ten 'Chlacc' Dining Chairs Model S45
Set of ten 'Chlacc' chairs, in elm, by Pierre Chapo, France, circa 1979.
This set of ten 'Chlacc' dining chairs, model S45, are executed in solid elmwood. Designed by Pierre Chapo. These extraordinary chairs are in excellent condition, showing an amazing patina. Due to the graphical design they have a strong and sincere appearance. They show the great craftsmanship and smart joint solutions that characterize Chapo's work.
Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) was born in a family of craftsmen and trained as an architect in Paris. After spending many years traveling through south and North America he and his partner Nicole set up Société Chapo, an architectural research consultancy and interior design firm. In 1958 they opened their famous gallery at 14 Boulevard de l'Hopital. Chapo's work originated by means of special commissions that could later be adapted to universal needs. Chapo was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's balanced lines, Corbusier's research on proportions and Bauhaus. Societe Chapo was a design workshop and gallery in one where Nicole presented ceramics, textiles and other design by the great designers of the day. The three principles that motivated Pierre Chapo were 'material, form, and function.' He measured his furniture by means of golden ratio and used elmwood as his preferred material.